• Hundreds rally at Relay for Life

      Hundreds of cancer survivors, caregivers and friends came out to support cancer research for the 15th-annual Norlanco Relay for Life.       The American Cancer Society event was another qualified success that went for 24...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Births – June 25, 2014

    BLOOD, Ashley, and Christopher A. Schretzenmaier, Adamstown, a daughter, at Ephrata Community Hospital, June 20. BOLLINGER, Timothy S. and Jennifer (Haberman), Stevens, a daughter, at Women & Babies Hospital, June 14. FIREMAN, Jessica, Lititz, and Michael Rendall,...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Early learning vital for children

    As the early childhood coordinator at Ephrata Area School District, David Trout knows how vital it is for children to get a head start in literacy before they enter school. “If they haven’t had early learning, it’s...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Couple united by mission to Haiti plan to build orphanage in Charrier

    Stevana Morris met Zacharie Estime for the first time in 2011. “I went to Haiti for one week with Cindy Zimmerman from New Life Mission,” Stevana explained, “and Zacharie was my translator. We stayed right there on...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Cocalico region officials reject bid

    It’s never going to be a win-win situation, but the officials whose municipalities co-own the huge warehouse and the 20.5-acre site it sits on at 1975 N. Reading Road in Denver decided not to snap up the...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Report: Ephrata’s water sparkling

    Imagine having tap water that surpassed the quality of bottled water sold in stores. Impossible? Turns out the Ephrata Area Joint Authority provides such water to Ephrata Borough, Ephrata Township and Clay Township. That’s according to a...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Kathleen Jeffers, 89, former resident of Stevens

    Kathleen Jeffers, 89, of Sheridan, Ind.., died peacefully June 16 at her daughter’s home, where she resided. She is survived by two sons: Mike, Tenn. and Pat, Stevens; and a daughter: Peggy, Ind. She was preceded in...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Lydia G. Musser Stauffer, 93, born in Ephrata, member of Bethel Mennonite Church

    Lydia G. Musser Stauffer, 93, of Myerstown, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in her home. She was the wife of the late Isaac W. Stauffer. She was born in Ephrata, on Dec. 3, 1920, a daughter...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Pearl E. Gertler, 94, Ephrata, worked at Husin Shirt Co. and Eby Shoe Co.

    Pearl E. Gertler, 94, longtime resident of Ephrata, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Lancaster, PA. Her husband, the late Otto R. Gertler, passed away February 21, 1994. Pearl was born in...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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